The Moab Brand trails encompass Bar M, Circle O, Rockin A, and Bar B. If you didn't notice the "brands" spell out M-O-A-B. Some of the trail names are Lazy-EZ, Deadman's Ridge, Killer B, Rusty Spur, Longbranch, and North 40. Beginner mountain bikers, or riders who just want to spin, will enjoy Bar M, Rusty Spur, and Lazy-EZ trails while expert riders will want to seek out Deadman's Ridge, Longbranch, and Killer B.
The Bar M Loops trail is an intermediate ride and a great all-encompassing trail for the area. Start by heading right/counter clockwise on Lazy/EZ. It's an easy flowy trail until you hit the more difficult Deadman's Ridge. Test your skills on some technical sections. Either ride the entire Deadman's Loop or hit the cutoff for Rockin A to enjoy a bumby slickrock section. The Circle O entrance bowl is obvious (try riding it a few times) and then enter the proper trail for more slow going but fun slickrock and awesome views of Arches. Continue towards the North 40 Loop, a fun up and down singletrack trail, which will eventually take you back to the start.
- Distance: 1.5 miles to 15 miles!
- Average Time: 1 to 3 hours.
- Elevation Gain: 906'
- Difficulty: Beginner to Expert
- Trail Type: Loops.
- Trailhead: From Moab, drive north of town, about 7 miles from the Colorado River bridge. Opposite the Gemini Bridges parking area, you will see a sign for the Bar M Chuckwagon. Pass the chuckwagon and look for a large parking area with kiosk and bathrooms.
Plan and Prepare
When riding on slickrock, make sure to follow the painted lines to avoid crushing fragile soil and plant-life.